Making butter at home is really easy and also very economical especially when you have lot of cream (malai) at home. Homemade butter can be used as a side dish for parathas and adai. It can used for cakes, biscuits and sandwiches. Once you learn to make butter at home, you will never go for store bought ones. Homemade butter is so tasty and flavorful.
Boil milk. Let it cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate the milk overnight or for 5-6 hours.
You will find a thick layer of thick cream on the surface.
Collect that cream in a container, add a tsp of curd to it and store it in the freezer or in the refrigerator section.
Collect cream everyday and keep adding to the already collected cream. Add a tsp of curd once in 4-5 days.
Once you have collected enough cream, you can make butter from it.
Take the cream from the refrigerator, add a tsp of curd/plain yogurt and keep it out overnight or for 5-6 hours. Let it come to room temperature.
After 6 hours- Place the cream in the blender/mixie/food processor . Add 2-3 cups of water.
Run the blender for 2-3 minutes. Then leave a gap for a few seconds and then run again.
After 10-15 minutes, you will see butter collecting at the top. The liquid remaining is buttermilk.
Collect the butter with a slotted ladle and place it in a bowl of chilled water.
Wash the butter 2-3 times in chilled water or until the water is clear. Drain the water completely. Press and squeeze as much water as you can from the butter and then store it in a container.
Homemade butter is ready. Store in a container or any box in the refrigerator for a week. It can be stored in the freezer for a month.
Enjoy it with adai and parathas or use it to toast bread or make cakes and biscuits.